Saturday, February 05, 2011

Banana Walnut Pancakes

My son has has a HUGE track meet tomorrow. The last of the winter season, STATES! He is running three races, so today we are feeding him lots of carbs. He made these pancakes while I told him what to do. Just a note, these pancakes are not my normal healthy ones, if you are looking for a super healthy recipe, here's a link to one that uses chickpea flour and beans and is sugar free! 

Banana Walnut Panckaes 

  • 2 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 c soymilk
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 c walnuts 

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Mix wet ingredients together along with the walnuts and add to the dry
  3. Cook in a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat for around 3 minutes a side 
My breakfast was a green smoothie which I shared with my kids. It's pretty rare that the three of us are together for a meal, so this has been a great start to my day!

What are your favorite additions to panckaes?


  1. I'll admit it. Chocolate chips in our pancakes is a favorite around here. I also love blueberry, banana, and pumpkin pancakes. But really, I just love pancakes. These just posted look really good!! Good luck to your son tomorrow!

  2. I LOVE pieces of bananas in pancakes. Good stuff. Thanks for making this GF!

  3. was that natural light? love the texture at the back of the photo
    love that pic and the way how the pancakes set on the griddle.
    ha u made me feel ashamed saying that recipe was not healthy...recipe like those are standard for me lol but I only eat one pancake so it balances out..

  4. sound delicious. we love to make banana walnut pancakes too at home, but this is slightly different than our recipe -- i'm going to try these tomorrow!

  5. Taymer, yep natural light.. ( I'm at my X's house.. the background was actually my son's jacket! haha )

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  7. These pancakes look so good! The one problem I've had with vegan pancakes since going vegan is I cannot get them fluffy, but these look super fluffy! My favorite additions are bananas and chocolate chips.

  8. i like them plain. it used to drive me crazy when my dad would put all sorts of fruit in them. i loved fruit, just not IN things:)

    oh...well maybe i could stomach chocolate chips......(thanks theravegan)

    glad you got to spend the morning with your kids.

  9. Good luck to your sun! Those pancakes look delicious. My favorite pancake addition is a little unconventional: frozen sweet corn kernels. My mom used to make basic pancakes and add frozen corn when I was little, and to this day I LOVE pancakes that way. Little juicy bits of sweet corn are more delicious than you might imagine in pancakes.

  10. I love blueberries and lemon zest in pancakes, and also banana and walnuts! A perfect combination, if you ask me!!!!

  11. I love all of the additions you guys have mentioned.. Corny Pancakes.. it makes sense they would be so good! Catherine, blueberries and lemon are some of my favorite combos ever!
    Chocolate, pumpkin.. everything sounds so good!

  12. i made these this morning, they were delicious. i'm usually hesitant to add so much oil (i've scaled back a lot from my original recipe i've adapted from years back and i still feel guilty using it) but i did use 1/4 cup today. i forgot how fluffy they make the pancakes! i also added 1/4t salt but i'll use a heaping amt of that next time.
    another difference in my cakes - i usually sub about 1/2 cup of oats for 1/2 cup of flour, and soak them in 1/2 cup water (decreasing 1/2c overall wet ingredients) while i mix together other ingredients.. gives the pancakes a nice lift and a slightly more porridge texture (for lack of a better description). i liked the texture of these today though.

    also! not sure if you ever pre-toast your walnuts but i like to throw them on the griddle while it's heating up to give them a little earthier taste. so good!

    these were so great though. i'll be sticking to this recipe for a while. if anyone else reading cooks pancakes on a griddle, 375 is the perfect temperature for these cakes.

  13. mgkaelen, thanks for trying these! I totally forgot to add salt to the recipe. I used it too.. and it is decadent with the oil.. but oh so good!
    .. and yes to the toasted nuts.. that's another layer of great flavor..! (although I didn't toast the nuts for these).. thanks for reminding me about that.. and for the temp for the griddle..

  14. My favorite pancakes by far is always chocolate chip!

    Yours look so good!!!

    I make pancakes pretty much every Sunday for my family.